“Be Still My Soul…” Finding Peace in Times Like This

Sometimes, in fact, most times, you have to remind, and actually COMMAND your soul to BE STILL. This is because ever since the spirit of man got disconnected from God at the event of the fall, man’s soul also got detached and became subject to the prince of this world, who rules with enticing, but burdensome pressures from the world outside. The harsh realities of … Continue reading “Be Still My Soul…” Finding Peace in Times Like This

Secret or Paralysing Fear? Here’s how Jesus fixed it all at Easter…

Reflecting on some deep issues Christ settled legally by the things He suffered at His death, it is sad that Christians still struggle rather needlessly with fear and its gruesome consequences.

Reflecting on some deep issues Christ settled legally by the things He suffered at His death, it is sad that Christians still struggle rather needlessly with fear and its gruesome consequences. @funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

Fear manifests through pessimism, depression, oppression, obsession, insecurity, narcissism, negative addictions, rage, and similar physical, mental and psychological issues.

That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear.

Luke 1:74 (KJV)

And as though these negative tendencies are not punishment enough, fear plagues the victim even further, especially when he sets up a defence mechanism in his subconscious to help deny the realities of his true state.

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An example is when a deep feeling of insecurity or inferiority causes an individual to be obsessive, addictive, egoistic, or excessively critical of others, so as to draw people’s attention away from himself and cover up for his inadequacies.

All these negative traits activate a chain reaction of negative consequences, and the ensuing bitterness bites deeper, and spreads like a pandemic by the day, destroying relationships, and passing on a legacy of animosity from generations to generation.

Alas!

However, the Good News is that Jesus came to destroy and rescue us from the guilt, power and consequences of sin, of which fear is chief!

… the Good News is that Jesus came to destroy and rescue us from the guilt, power and consequences of sin, of which fear is chief! @funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

He came to rescue us from the grips of the aftermaths of sin and fear, to disrupt the negative domino effect, and to reverse the evil consequences; thereby healing and restoring our lives and destinies to God’s original intention.

That happens when you open up your heart to receive His free gift of salvation, and you pay attention to His precepts.

In summary, Jesus came to disrupt the status quo and to break the natural drift towards ‘death’, which manifests via fear, sickness, weakness, wickedness, poverty, failure etc., and eventually climaxes in physical death. He came to set new orders and establish new living standards.

In summary, Jesus came to disrupt the status quo and to break the natural drift towards death, fear, sickness, weakness, wickedness etc which climaxes in physical death. He came to set new orders and establish new living standards.@funmie_adebayo, @eachdayonline

Check this out for instance:

“Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’ Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’ If someone strikes you, stand there and take it. If someone drags you into court and sues for the shirt off your back, giftwrap your best coat and make a present of it. And if someone takes unfair advantage of you, use the occasion to practice the servant life. No more tit-for-tat stuff. Live generously.
Matthew 5:38‭-‬42 MSG

In essence, apart from dying for us, Jesus also came to teach us how to LIVE. Receiving Him entitles us to Eternal Life. This’ Eternal life’ transcends ‘existing forever’. All men will ‘exist’ forever anyway. Eternal Life means LIVING and not merely existing. It is the highest quality of Life, and it connotes abundant Life.

A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of.

John 10:10 MSG (emphasis mine)

Are you plagued with fear today? Are weary of how the aftermaths of fear have robbed you of quality life?

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 MSG

Then, it’s time to turn to Jesus, and cry out,


“Lord, heal, save and deliver me from fear and the chain reaction of its evil consequences in my life.
Break that chain today Lord, and set me totally free in my spirit, soul and body.
Free to love and serve you Lord.
Free to love my neighbour as you commanded.
Restore my soul, Lord and re- align me with destiny.
Let me experience the full essence of Your resurrection power, such that from today I start to really LIVE and stop merely existing.
Please grant that I begin to LIVE out the full reality of all You made me to be.
In Your precious name I ask it. Amen.

Funmi Adebayo

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Crisis Management: How Quickly Can You Adapt In Crisis?

When Life Wouldn’t Cooperate: You’ve worked hard, trained hard and prayed hard to be a management staff, and finally your promotion interview day is here. Your interview starts at 7:30am prompt – punctuality is part of the hurdles to cross. You rise at six, about thirty minutes late because you burned the midnight oil putting finishing touches to your preparations. Thank goodness you’ve sorted out … Continue reading Crisis Management: How Quickly Can You Adapt In Crisis?

Free eBook From Each Day Online…

Just in case you started your year on a boring, low-energy, disappointing or even disastrous note, and you’re now wondering how to get your groove back and reconnect to life, we’ve got a gift for you. The amazing eachdayonline.com team has decided to leave their devotional e-book Getting Your Groove Back FREE till they get 250 downloads or the end of Q1, i .e. March end, … Continue reading Free eBook From Each Day Online…

Monday Motivation – What Are You Becoming? – Year End Reflections by @EachDayOnline

Rat race is only good when there is a predetermined destination. If you aren’t tired of life as usual, and if you aren’t actively preoccupied with things pertaining to your destiny, then something is wrong somewhere! Could it be that you are too engrossed with the quest for survival (and the ensuing rat race) to think of life hereafter? Or are you entrapped within the … Continue reading Monday Motivation – What Are You Becoming? – Year End Reflections by @EachDayOnline

Career Tip: When You Are Underpaid On Your Job…  

Bothered about being underpaid for your efforts at work? Very few people are paid their true worth actually. However, John Ruskin gives another insight into the situation as follows: The highest reward for a person’s toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it” Therefore, if you must make any critical career decision under those circumstances, they should be made … Continue reading Career Tip: When You Are Underpaid On Your Job…  

#TBT #Thoughts: You Can Be Great Again Regardless…

Sometimes throwbacks bring pain to our heart and tears to our eyes. For example, times when we recall better yesterday’s. In any case, no matter the level of decadence or setback you have suffered, with God and your cooperation, recovery is possible. For instance, regardless of how broke you are today,  you can be rich again. There are living evidences  to this truth. Someone who is … Continue reading #TBT #Thoughts: You Can Be Great Again Regardless…

There’s No Such Thing As A Dead End In Life …#MondayMotivation

  Facing a seeming dead-end situation at work,  in business or in life generally? Remember that road block you see is only a mirage-There is ALWAYS a way forward: for there is no such thing as a Dead End in life! Enjoy our Monday Motivation from EACH DAY ONLINE by Funmi Adebayo Each time you are faced with  a ‘dead end’  at work, in business or in … Continue reading There’s No Such Thing As A Dead End In Life …#MondayMotivation